Crayon Physics Deluxe
, which was one of the most impressive entrants and overall winner of the Independent Games Festival 2008, will be launching later this week after a long period of beta development.
The game, which wowed gamers and judges with a simple aesthetic and puzzling gameplay, was created by indie developer Petri Purho.
The gameplay itself is deceptively simple, with players having to move a ball across the screen to a star by filling in gaps with player-created physics objects drawn with the mouse. You can make solid shapes of any design, as well as fixed points and strings for your ball to travel across. Put all these together and you can make everything from rudimentary bridges and rope-swings to trebuchets.
The full game boasts more than eighty different levels, as well as a level editor that lets you create maps and save them as .PNG files that you can share with other users.
The game has previously been available as a small beta, which inspired flash games and DS homebrew apps, but this is the first time the full game will be available. Pre-ordering the game will grant you a few more days of access to the beta in the mean time.
If you're interested in picking up a copy of Crayon Physics Deluxe
then you can grab yourself a copy for $19.95 USD (around £13) and let us know what you think of it in the forums